Nnamdi Kanu: The Only True Face Of Biafra Restoration
By Ebere Okolie
For Family Writers
29th March 2017
Rising from a meeting organized and chaired by Chief Dr Ikedife and Chief Achuzie, who was represented by his personal assistant recently held at Nnewi in Anambra State of Biafra, were 50 pro-Biafra groups, who jointly resolved and agreed that Nnamdi Kanu, the indefatigable leader of IPOB should be accorded the only true face of the restoration of Biafra as reported by Nigerian media houses.
The leader of Indigenous People Of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is presently held by the Nigerian government at Kuje prison albeit illegally. According to these groups, Nnamdi Kanu is paying a big price in making sure that the people of Biafra are freed. Nnamdi Kanu has shown that he is the only trusted strong force to be reckoned with as regards to Biafra restoration. Nnamdi Kanu as the leading figurehead and the leader of the mass movement ( IPOB ), has won the heart of millions of Biafrans as he is gallantly fighting for the total emancipation of all Biafran territories, questioning the power that be (the Nigeria government ) on the injustices being constantly meted out on Biafrans. He has remained resolute and courageous on the quest in restoring the sovereignty of Biafra despite all intimidation of the Nigeria government and their cohorts.
The said 50 pro Biafra groups have drummed up support, rallied and queued themselves behind Nnamdi Kanu, while urging other faceless groups to borrow a leaf from them and support Kanu as he has been found worthy of championing the struggle for Biafra restoration. Meanwhile, the Biafran people, Nigerians and many international observers were amazed and were also held spellbound when the self-acclaimed leader of BZM ( Biafra Zionist Movement ) Mr. Ben Onwuka, who in less than 24hrs of being released from prison where he was unlawfully detained for 3 years without arraignment in any Nigerian court for invading a radio station at Enugu to declare Biafra as a sovereign state; mounted pulpit while addressing the ladies and gentlemen of the press and said that Nnamdi Kanu is not the leader of the Biafran people and has been toeing a wrong path in the pursuit of Biafra restoration mission.
Similarly, he ignorantly said that protests, demonstrations and rallies organized by IPOB leadership cannot be used to restore Biafra and therefore he ( Mr Onwuka ) will declare Biafra as a sovereign state on the 15th of March 2017 as widely reported by Nigerian media.
The said day has come and gone and Biafra remained undeclared by Mr Ben. The likes of Mr. Ben Onwuka has been urged by these groups to eschew their pride and join forces with Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB as they prove to be trusted and the leading face of the Biafra restoration project.
Another disturbing development was an article fraudulently masterminded and authored by one Mr Churchill Okonkwo who blatantly lied and blackmailed Prof. Charles Soludo as saying that Prof Soludo is the new leading face of Biafra restoration, as published by one of the most Nigeria notorious brown envelope media outlet, Sahara Reporters, which was blogged widely by other media houses. Mr. Churchill stated that Prof. Soludo opined that he will restore Biafra half way and has challenged IPOB and MASSOB to form a formidable political party as a front to restoring Biafra through the ballot box. After the release and publication of that disgraceful article, a disclaimer was expressly issued to debunk all the shenanigans spewed and concocted by Mr. Churchill Okonkwo which he spilled out as the opinion of Prof. Charles Soludo.
According to intellectuals and elites, Nnamdi Kanu is no longer seen as a person or an individual, rather he now represent justice, freedom and the entirety of the Biafra nation and beyond. Nnamdi Kanu has been seen as an institution and also as the only one that is able to question the illegality and legitimacy of the Nigerian state. He has also questioned the constant butchering of Biafrans in the British empire known as Nigeria.
It is important to note that for a people to be called a nation, there must be something organic about the existence of such group of people and as such, Nigeria as a mere geographical expression was created by the British government through Lord Lugard and his wife Flora Shaw just to expand the business interest of the Colonial forces.
Biafra, Arewa and Oduduwa presently joined together into One Nigeria have three extremely divergent cultures that cannot co-exist together. Therefore, It is now time to dismantle this Lugardian Emirate called Nigeria because as long as these three nations stay together, they cannot co-exist and as such there will be uphill and bloodshed. All the clans that make up Biafra share the same culture and has been co-existing for ages without rancor.
Biafra is a definition of oppressed and aggrieved people. A people that has been marginalized, disenfranchised, killed, maimed and strangulated economically, politically and mentally and above all has paid immensely with their own blood. Biafra can be seen as a young woman that her cloths was ripped off and paraded naked on the streets and at the market square and until she wears her cloth and the perpetrators of the atrocious crime brought to book and made to face justice she will continue to be a thorn on the conscience of humanity and the world at large.
The Biafra genocide which gave rise to the organization of the event tagged "Biafra Genocide Exhibition" recently organized by IPOB and held in Spain is a case in point. Nnamdi Kanu is fighting for Biafrans both the living and the dead even those that were gruesomely murdered by the Nigeria/British in 1967-1970. Nnamdi Kanu as the only true face of the Biafra struggle will be vindicated sooner or later and posterity will forever remember him as he is gradually writing his name in the world book of greatest people.
The Biafran people will forever remain grateful to God for the gift of Nnamdi Kanu to deliver them from the shackles of injustice and servitude orchestrated by the Nigerian/British governments. The unlawful incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu by the Nigerian government is the unlawful incarceration of people of good conscience around the world. Nnamdi Kanu is a political prisoner and a prisoner of conscience and should be released unconditionally. The denial of Nnamdi Kanu and Biafra freedom is tantamount to denying the very essence of her collective existence.
Edited by Emeka Gift
For Family Writers